A message to journalism students in 2010
Earlier this week I was invited to Sunderland University in the north-east of England to talk to journalism students.
And I had one message: when you graduate you need to think differently about your career, and find different ways of making a living from journalism.
Why? Because, as I have pointed out before, there are more journalism students graduating this summer than there are jobs for them to fill. They face huge competition for the shrinking number of places.
Some of these alternative ways of income I have outlined in a new book available for download from the 2oth of May. I shared some of the pathways and lots of extra supporting advice in a short presentation – here are some of the highlights:
You can read what some of the students thought of the presentation too: